10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights

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night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Sat), experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip planning app.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You've now added Inari-Saariselka to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then get all the information you need at Inari-Saariselka.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online journey planner.

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Inari-Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Inari-Saariselka ©
Inari-Saariselka

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